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Inclusive Business Solutions: Expanding Opportunity and Access at the Base of the Pyramid

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IFC’s new report, Inclusive Business Solutions: "Expanding Opportunity and Access at the Base of the Pyramid" outlines IFC's business solutions that are designed to facilitate new opportunities for innovation, growth and competitiveness at the base of the pyramid (BoP).

Opportunities for investors in sustainable energy in India

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The goal of this report is to inform investors about the market potential of the clean energy industry serving India’s rural BoP market, by looking at its opportunities, challenges, and potential paths to growth. The report aims to present an overall picture of these growing clean energy sectors,...

A briefing note for supply chain managers & technical end users on oil, gas and mining (OGM) projects

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This briefing note provides supply chain managers and technical end users on oil, gas and mining (OGM) projects in low income countries with practical guidance on maximising the involvement of local enterprises in the project supply chain.

Ceres Principles

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Ceres Principles is a ten-point code of corporate environmental conduct publicly endorsed by companies as an environmental mission statement or ethic. Imbedded in that code of conduct is the mandate to report. By endorsing the Ceres Principles or adopting their own comparable code, companies not...

Doing Business with the World: The New Role of Corporate Leadership in Global Development

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Doing Business with the World, a publication of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), describes how companies can contribute to global sustainable development through their core businesses in a way that is profitable for the companies and good for development.

Food Sustainability: a Guide to the Private Sector

2011-09-16_1608

A practical and illustrative guide for businesses that presents sets of inspirational examples of how companies can contribute to sustainable food production and supply. Examples cover various sectors and show actions of small companies as well as multinational corporations from around the world. ...

From Awareness to Action: WBCSD

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From Awareness to Action is the catalogue of publications by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Business and the millennium development goals: a framework for action

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This report provides a framework for action on how companies and business coalitions can work with the UN system, governments, and civil society organisations to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aimed at making globalisation a more positive force for more of the world's people.

Solar power's role in rural India

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Selco is a social enterprise which has provided solar-powered lighting and water heating for half a million people in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat since it began in 1995. It provides lighting for businesses too and even rents solar lights to street hawkers.

Say goodbye to kerosene lamps, here's Kiran!

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D.Light Design makes affordable solar lighting solutions to serve the bottom-of-the-pyramid households in India and other markets across the globe. The initial research and early prototyping of what became D.light products, began in 2006.